The Post-Standard & Syracuse.com Syracuse Orange basketball season preview is up and out so go check it out.
It's chock full of boring information about the team, the players, statistics and whatnot. But the only thing that really concerns me is the player's answers to the questions that really matter.
What’s your favorite Sesame Street character?
Way to ask a subliminal Mitt Romney-attacking question, you mainstream media charlatans! Anyway, when President Romney does get rid of PBS, he'll be killing some of the SU player's favorite characters. Elmo was the winner with three nods from Rakeem Christmas, Michael Gbinije & Brandon Triche, while Big Bird and Cookie Monster both got a couple mentions.
What school was the first to offer you a scholarship?
Nothing groundbreaking here but it is fun to wonder what could have been for Utica College, who was the first to offer Triche. Another potential Upstate New York powerhouse that we ruined.
Who is your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
I suppose they meant "after Sean Keeley," but left that part out. Michael Carter-Williams loves The Rock (fine). Rakeem Christmas loves LeBron James (really?). Trevor Cooney loves Men's Humor (what a bro). Baye Moussa Keita loves Mind Blowing Facts (mind blowing). And James Southerland wants you to know he's not on Twitter. So that J-South profile you're following and telling is so great...yeah, not him.
What’s the one thing you’ll miss about the Big East?
Playing in NYC/MSG runs away with it, though it's funny to hear that answer from Jerami Grant and Gbinije. Also, Triche will miss "shopping in New York City. Fine.
If the Mayans were right and the world’s about to end, what’s the one thing you want to do?
MC Dubz wants to visit the Wonders of the World, so he better hurry since the world is "about" to end. Cooney wants to "play a college basketball game." Awww... Two guys want to get in a car and drive really fast while two others want to play in the NBA. No one wants to go hang out with their Mom. Sorry Moms.
What’s in your backpack?
Lotta laptops, lotta books and lotta phones. Some of the standout items include Rak Christmas ("a comb for my beard."), C.J. Fair ("Welch’s fruit snacks"), Gbinije (" I’m a big peanuts, cashews guy") and James Southerland, who prays at the altar of Steve Jobs ("iPad, an iPod touch, a MacBook and an iPhone.")
Teammate most likely to become president?
Best trash talker?
Michael Carter-Williams with a LANDSLIDE victory. All but one vote goes his way and even he thinks he's the winner.
Teammate most likely to do his own movie stunts?
Albert Nassar and James Southerland take this one. According to Cooney, Nassar is "a stud." Meanwhile, Triche says Southie has "got crazy energy."
I always love the basketball team 25% more after reading these.